Size: 18 x 25 cm (approx.)
Hardcover, text by Sabine Glöckner, Layout by Markus Schaden, Wolfgang Zurborn, Thekla Ehling, Tina Schellhorn, Frederic Lezmi, Julie Junginger, print run 400 copies.
Puberty is a time where we test boundaries, play with identities and thereby develop a sense of self and our position in relation to others. This process is unsettling, sometimes overwhelming and always deeply influential: What we go through during this time has an enormous impact on our subsequent adulthood. The ongoing project »Keine Ahnung« (which means »NO CLUE«) by German photographer Sandra Stein has already spanned more than 10 years in which she has portrayed a number of teenage girls during their adolescence. By visiting and revisiting them, Stein has marked the stages of change and transformation from their childhood to becoming young adults.
Maintaining a clarifying distance, Sandra Stein manages to convey an honest and undisguised representation of each girl that is not hindered by an awareness of their social difference, but rather emphasizes the similarities of their emotional experience while at the same time poetically illuminating each girl’s uniqueness. Between pride and awkwardness remains a level that we, as the viewer, can relate to as we dive back into our own bygone emotional world. This book »Keine Ahnung« presents an excerpt from this project.